Older Plug-Ins

Group to None
A script to change selected items to none class
Contributor: Shamsul Adnan Version: VW 11.0
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Change 3D line weights
A script that allows changings line weights of 3D objects. Use it to change line thicknesses for different hidden-line rendering modes ("vanilla" hidden-line, artistic, sketch, etc.).
Contributor: C. Andrew Dunning Version: VW 11.0
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Note Box
This is an easily-customizable note box (similar to the callout tool, but without the leader line). It changes appearance and automatically resizes with text and different settings input through Object Info palette.
Contributor: C. Andrew Dunning Version: VW 11.5
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Railings
A tool to model railings with various options
Contributor: Gerrit Vanoppen Version: VW 11.0
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Toggle Group & Line Thickness tools
Two menu scripts. One to toggle on/off show others in groups and a second to toggle zoom line thickness
Contributor: David Bruhnke Version: VW 11.0
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Rotate About Center
A script to rotate selected entites about their center.
Contributor: Conrad Version: VW 11.0
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Sheet Layer Setup
This menu command will allow you to set all your sheets to the same printer and page layout settings with one pass.
Contributor: Resolve Software Solutions Inc. Version: VW 11.0
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Concrete Stipples
Two concrete stipples for use with the stipple tool.
Contributor: Daniel Jansenson Version: VW 11.0
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Fern Tool
This tool creates a 3d model of a fern style plant. Very adjustable.
Contributor: Paolo Marcuccetti Version: VW 11.0
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Centerline from midpoint
Allows you to draw a centerline from a point centered between two other user specified points.
Contributor:Tom Kyler Version: VW 11.0
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Toggle Viewport Crop Display
A menu command to alternate between showing and hiding the crop of any selected viewport.
Contributor: Patrick B. McConnell Version: VW 11.0
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Set URL/Goto URL
Two menu commands to link URLs to items in the drawing and then go to those URLs when the item is selected. Works with any valid URL including websites and files.
Contributor: Patrick B. McConnell Version: VW 10.0
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Toggle B&W/Color
Toggles drawings display mode from black & white to color and back
Contributor: Juan Carlos Fabbiani Version: VW 9.0
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Rotate Hatches
Modifies hatch pattern definitions to rotate the pattern as specified.
Contributor: Paolo Marcuccetti Version: VW 10.0
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GWB Tool
Draws gypsum wallboard for large format sections and details.
Contributor: Patrick McConnell Version: VW 10.5
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House Layout
A simple tool to draw guidlines for laying out elevations or sections of a building. Draws lines at the floor, ceiling, window head, etc. Easily extended
Contributor: Patrick McConnell Version: VW 10.5
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Exhibit Hall
An exhibit hall plugin object. Creates a complete room including floor, ceiling, pillars, walls, roof truss, lights and VW lights. Everything is classed and if exported to Artlantis by classes everything is organized into materials.
Contributor: Dave Fugiel Version: VW 10.5
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Merge Text
Select individual lines of text to combine into one text block for easier editing.
Contributor: Paolo Marcuccetti Version: VW 10.0
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Baguette Magique
Similar to the Photoshop wizard selection tool this tool will select all entities that have the matching style of a selected entity.
Contributor: Sylvain Version: VW 10.0
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File Path Tools
Two tools to work with the file path of the current drawing. One will display the path in a dialog the other will add the file path to the drawing as text and is updatable
Contributor: Patrick Higgins Version: VW 10.0
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GDP Suite
A collection of the following tools
  • Select entities by matching line types
  • Select entities by matching fill style
  • Select entities by fill style and line types
  • Active class of selected entity
  • Deactive class of selected entity
  • Isolate class of selected entity
  • Calculate total length of a line or collection of lines
Contributor: Shamsul Adnan Version: VW 10.0
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Arc Text
Draws text in a an arc shape
Contributor: Charles Chandler Version: VW 10.0
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Layer-Class Transfer
This tool will move or copy a selected entity to a new layer and/or class via a simple dialog
Contributor: Pablo Version: VW 10.0
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Another Plywood
A different take on a linear PIO to draw plywood
Contributor: Paul Skidmore Version: VW 10.0
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Roof Trusses
2 outstanding PIOs to model/draw roof trusses
Contributor: John Greaney Version: VW 10.5
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Recalculate Worksheets
This menu item will recalculate all the worksheets on the active layer
Contributor: John Greaney Version: VW 10.5
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Set Object to Class Defaults
A menu item to change an object to match it's class default settings
Contributor: Katerina Panagiotakis Version: VW 10.0
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Slab Object
A full featured slab object that allows different class settings for 2D/3D display as well as different classes for the edges, top and bottom. Slabs are created by drawing polygons and then setting thickness and height.
Contributor: Patrick Higgins Version: VW 10.0
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Create Symbol from PIO
This tool will explode a PIO and create a symbol of the entities in the PIO
Contributor: VectorPlug-ins Version: VW 10.0
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Pick and Select Class
This tool allows you to select all entities of a given class by picking one entity of that class.
Contributor: John Greaney Version: VW 10.5
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Drop Shadow Text Box
Surrounds any selected text with a border featuring a dropped shadow effect. Code is not encrypted so you may customize the effect further. Updated to include a version without a drop shadow.
Contributor: Patrick B. McConnell Version: VW 9.5
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Explode Tool
This tool mimics the behavior of the AutoCAD explode command. It will convert entities to their next simplest level. For example a rectangle explodes to a polygon. A polygon explodes to lines.
Contributor: Francesco Bellazecca Version: VW 10.0
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Hollow Steel Sections Tool
This PIO combines the standard issue PIOs for rectangular, square and round hollow sections into a single object. The user may add to or modify the shapes created by the tool. Will optionally label the sections and/or draw centerlines
Contributor: Petri Sakkinen Version: VW 9.0
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Class Line Tools
An improved set of tools to work with entities and classes. Improved to work better with groups. Similar to Katerinas Numbered Classses tools. A collection of scripts to work with pens and classes. Assumes you have specific classes set up for certain pen weights. These scripts then allow you to select any entity and have it go to the desired class with the desired settings. Full source for all the scripts is included so you can tailor these to your standards.
Contributor: Katerina Panagiotakis Version: VW 9.5
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Explode Group/Symbol to group
a menu command that will simply decompose the first layer of a group or symbol (to group)
Contributor: Katerina Panagiotakis Version: VW 9.5
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Golden Rectangle & Triangle
Two tools to draw either a Golden Rectangle or Golden Triangle.
Contributor: Jason Young Version: VW 9.5
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Match Attributes
A tool to replace the standard eyedropper tool. This tool will copy all attributes to another entity or will set the new entity to use class attributes if the original had this setting.
Contributor: Katerina Panagiotakis Version: VW 9.5
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Match Class
This tool will set the class of selected entities to the current active class
Contributor: Katerina Panagiotakis Version: VW 9.5
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Doodle
Doodle is the premier presentation add on for VW. This link allows you to download the evaluation version. The full featured version is not available for free.
Contributor: PanzerCad Version: VW 10.0
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Pt2Pt Move
A menu command to allow moving entities by selecting a start and end point
Contributor: Peter Vandewalle Version: VW 10.0
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Pt2Pt Copy
A menu command to allow copying entities by selecting a start and end point
Contributor: Peter Vandewalle Version: VW 10.0
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Tree Script
A script to model a tree. Not a compiled PIO but a text file that may be modified. Import this script to create the tree model. Now features full html instruction. Very impressive results are possible with this script
Contributor: Paolo Marcuccetti Version: VW 10.0
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Duplicate/Multiple
A very clever PIO that allows you do duplicate an object once or 1000 times by selecting a reference point then the location of the new object with point and click simplicity.
Contributor: Katerina Panagiotakis Version: VW 9.0
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Move
Similar to the Duplicate/Multiple PIO this is a PIO that allows you to move an object by selecting a reference point then the location of the new object with point and click simplicity.
Contributor: Katerina Panagiotakis Version: VW 9.0
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Circuit Tools
A complete circuit design tool. Includes PIOs for various circuit items, a workspace file and a template file. Allows you to design circuits and then export takeoffs. An excellent tool and a very generous donation.
Contributor: Gareth Connor Version: VW 9.0
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Layer & Class Options Palette
Contains a script palette for easy access to various Layer & Class options settings such as show/snap/others, hide guides, etc
Contributor: David Kenney Version: VW 9.0
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Renderworks Palette
Contains a script palette for easy access to various Renderworks settings such as rendering mode and view type, etc
Contributor: David Kenney Version: VW 9.0
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Print and Stamp
This menu tool will update any date and filenam stamps that existing in the file. If no stamps exist they will be created. After the stamps are updated the file will be printed. The source is open soo you may modfiy the format of the stamps.
Contributor: Petri Sakkinen Version: VW 9.0
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Books
Creates 3d models of books to fill up shelves in your models.
Contributor: Petri Sakkinen Version: VW 9.0
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Cloning Around
A suite of tools to migrate class or layer settings from one file to another. The three menu items will each generate a script file for import into another drawing. These scripts will recreate the layer or class settings of the originating file.
Contributor: Petri Sakkinen Version: VW 9.0
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Fractal Mountain
A script to construct a 3d model mountains. Not a compiled PIO but a text file that may be modified. Import this script to create the model
Contributor: Paolo Marcuccetti Version: VW 10.0
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Rectangle PIO
A PIO to draw a rectangle. Allows more editing possiblities than the standard rectangle tool.
Contributor: Katerina Panagiotakis Version: VW 9.5
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Line From Midpoint
This menu command lets you pick two points then begins drawing a line from the mid point between these points. Handy for drawing centerlines.
Contributor: Katerina Panagiotakis Version: VW 8.5
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Redraw
A menu command to redraw the screen.
Contributor: Katerina Panagiotakis Version: VW 9.5
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Extend To
A very useful PIO to extend entities to a specified line.
Contributor: Katerina Panagiotakis Version: VW 9.5
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Numbered Classes
A collection of scripts to work with pens and classes. Assumes you have specific classes set up for certain pen weights. These scripts then allow you to select any entity and have it go to the desired class with the desired settings. Full source for all the scripts is included so you can tailor these to your standards.
Contributor: Katerina Panagiotakis Version: VW 9.5
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A Pint of Paint
A FileMaker Pro utility that converts RGB values to VW 10 gradients. User input: colour/paint name, RBG values (often available from paint manufacturers). Output: gradient recipes that automatically generate the gradient resources. A sample output script is provided.

Requires: VW 10, FileMaker Pro.

Contributor: Petri Sakkinen & Matthew Panzer Version: VW 10.0
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Corner Boards
This tool creates a 3d corner board.
Contributor: Rod Leger Version: VW 9.5
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Coordinate Markers
This tool will place a symbol at a selected point. The symbol will include the X & Y coordinates of the point it is placed at. These coordinates will be based on a user selected origin.
Contributor: Roberto Cipriani Version: VW 9.0
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Layer Options Tools
A set of palette tools to toggle the various Layer Options such as Active only, gray others, show others, etc.
Contributor: VectorPlug-ins Version: VW 8.0
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Toggle Lineweight Zooming
A handy menu item to quickly toggle zooming of lineweights on/off. Saves hunting in the preferences dialog.
Contributor: Katerina Panagiotakis Version: VW 8.0
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Motivo4
This is the demo version of the automatic hatch definition generator. You can purchase a license code or get more information about this tool in the Vector Depot Market

Contributor: Pietro Moras Version: VW 8.0

Note: Download the demo version in the Vector Depot Market
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Classigner
Creates stand-alone scripts that assign your current selection to a particular class.

This tool is designed to complement Petri's Class Struggle tool available in the Vector Depot Market

Contributor: Petri Sakkinen Version: VW 9.0
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Set Line Weights
A handy palettes worth of tools to set the line weights of entities to standard sizes. Comes with 8 pre-programmed sizes but can be adjusted to suit your needs.
Contributor: Francesco Bellazecca Version: VW 8.0
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Set Text Vertical Alignment
A script to set the vertical alignment of all text blocks in the drawing.
Contributor: Raymond Mullin Version: VW 8.0
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Set PIO Defaults
A menu command that will copy the settings of the currently selected PIO into the default PIO of that type. This insures future PIOs will be inserted with the same settings as an existing PIO.
Contributor: Patrick McConnell Version: VW 9.5
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Clone PIO
A tool to allow you to copy the settings from one PIO and give them to another PIO of the same type effectively 'cloning' the original PIO.
Contributor: Robert Anderson Version: VW 9.5
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Offset Wall
As the name implies this tool will allow you to offset a wall. The standard offset command will not allow you to offset walls so this makes up for the shortcoming.
Contributor: David Poiron via Gerrit Vanoppen Version: VW 8.5
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Offset Line
This PIO will draw a line that is offset from the point selected. You can either specify the offset distance via a dimension or a control point for point and click. Ungroup the PIO object to work with the resulting lines.
Contributor: Petri Sakkinen Version: VW 9.5
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Simple Space/Path PIO Samples
Creates a space object with labels and area notations. Also includes two utility scripts to convert rectangles, polygons or polylines to 'Simple Space' objects. Not only useful on it's own but a handy piece of code for learning to work with path type PIOs.
Contributor: Petri Sakkinen Version: VW 9.5
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Diameter Symbol
A point PIO that will insert the diameter symbol along with text you specify.
Contributor: Francesco Bellazecca Version: VW 9.5
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Toggle B&W/Color Mode
Two handy scripts to change the display from black and white to color mode and back again.
Contributor: Juan Carlos Fabbiani Version: VW 9.5
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Concrete Pier Footing
A hybrid (2d & 3d) object representing a concrete footing
Contributor: Paulo Carlotto Version: VW 8.5.2
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2d Door
A 2d Door object with many settings.
Contributor: Francesco Bellazecca Version: VW 9.0
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Toggle Palettes
This menu command will toggle on/off visibility of various palettes. The script is not locked so you may modify it for your palette needs.
Contributor: Andrew Bell Version: VW 9.0
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Floor System
This full featured PIO will draw a section through your floor system. Shows joists/purlins, subfloor, ceiling sheathing and insulation. Many options.
Contributor: Francesco Bellazecca Version: VW 9.0
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Text Eyedropper
A menu item that allows copying text entity settings and distribution to other pieces of text. Operates similar to the VW standard eyedropper tool but for text.

Contributor: Petri Sakkinen Version: VW 8.5
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Acreage Measurement
A menu item to measure the acreage of selected objects
Contributor: Andrew Bell Version: VW 8.0
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Create Solar Animation
Creates a Quick Time animation of your model based on location and time of day.
Contributor: Frank Schnater Version: VW 8.0
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Cleanup Hidden Line Renderings
This tool allows you to specify how many facets of 3D entities are drawn when using the Hidden Line rendering mode. Allows removing off all the facets to show just the outline or omitting only some of the facets.

Contributor: Andrew Bell Version: VW 9.0
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Curved Insulation
Draws insulation along an existing arc or allows creation of a new arc.
Contributor: Francesco Bellazecca Version: VW 9.0
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Simplify Polys
Removes vertices from polys to simplify their appearance. User definable parameters to control results
Contributor: John Williams Version: VW 8.5
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Next/Previous Layer
Two menu tools to quickly navigate through the layers in the drawing
Contributor: Frank Schnater Version: VW 8.0
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Insulation Tools
Two tools to draw Insulation.
Contributor: Frank Schnater Version: VW 8.0
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Move/Duplicate by Vector
Two tools to move or copy items by vector. Select the items then draw a line to indicate the new location.
Contributor: Gerard Jonker Version: VW 8.0
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Insulation/Isolation PIO
This draws batt insulation/isolation in a different style than the standard NNA PIO.
Contributor: Francesco Bellasecca Version: VW 9.0
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Broken Line
This PIO creates straight line segments with breaks. Within the breaks may be a single dash (centerline), two dashes (property line), text or a symbol.
Contributor: Patrick McConnell Version: VW 9.0
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Get Mid Point
This tool will place a locus point at the mid point between two user selected points.
Contributor: Bill Treen Version: VW 9.0
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Plot File/Sine Curve
Two scripts to plot various curves. The first routine will plot a polyline from point data in a text file. The second script will plot a sine curve.
Contributor: Doug McNutt Version: VW 8.5.2
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Plywood
Creates a plywood object suitable for large scale detailing. Individual plys are rendered and complete control is given over the appearance of the plys.
Contributor: Patrick McConnell Version: VW 9.0
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Framing Indicator
A drafting symbol to indicate the extents and direction of framing members.
Contributor: Patrick McConnell Version: VW 9.0
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Foundation Wall
This PIO creates a 2D concrete foundation wall for section or detail drawings. Parameters include wall height & width, footing height & width and key line style.
Contributor: Patrick McConnell Version: VW 9.0
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Note: Version numbers refer to version of VectorWorks the Plug-in was developed on. This may or may not limit useage of the plug-in to this version. In many cases the plug-in will run fine on earlier versions.

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